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Thursday 13 November, 2008

Capita Group PLC

Capita selected as preferred bidder by Sheffiel...


13th November 2008

                   Capita selected by Sheffield City Council                  
                 as preferred bidder for strategic partnership                 

The Capita Group Plc ("Capita") announces that it has been selected as
preferred bidder by Sheffield City Council to deliver a partnership to help
drive business transformation for the benefit of the entire Sheffield
community. The contract is expected to be worth in the region of £200m over
seven years with the option to extend by three further two-year periods.

Capita will deliver a wide range of services including ICT, revenue, benefits
and cashiering, HR and payroll and financial business transactions. Capita will
also support the Council in business transformation for which the first two
programmes are likely to be customer services and the introduction of flexible
working. Final negotiations are currently in progress with the contract
expected to commence in January 2009.

Cllr Simon Clement Jones, Cabinet Member for Finance and Customer Focussed
Services at Sheffield City Council, said: "We said we would make Sheffield City
Council more efficient and better for customers and this change is a huge
statement of our determination to deliver that for the people of Sheffield.
There will be benefits for the environment too, as the Council will be reducing
its carbon footprint. Above all, there will be a step change for the better in
these services, for our customers, the people of Sheffield."

The strategic partnership will involve the TUPE transfer of approximately 50
staff from the Council and 450 from the previous provider to Capita.

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc, commented: "We are
delighted to have been selected as preferred bidder for this exciting
opportunity, which extends further our presence in Sheffield. We look forward
to working with the Council in bringing about service improvements and
efficiencies for the citizens of Sheffield. We will draw on our extensive
experience of transforming public services across local government bringing
additional capacity and capability to ensure that the Council and the local
community really benefit from this partnership. We welcome all staff who
transfer to Capita and look forward to working with them."

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For further information:

The Capita Group Plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7799 1525
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

Media enquiries
The Capita Group press office
Tel: +44 (0)870 2400 488

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated
professional support service solutions.  The Group's service capabilities
encompass customer services, financial services, human resource services,
software services, systems and strategic support and property services
delivered to both public sector and private organisations.  With over 32,000
employees at more than 300 offices across the UK, Ireland and India, Capita is
quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the
FTSE100 with revenues for 2007 of £2,073 million.

Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at: http://
www.capita.co.uk